Every penny raised is needed

The Royal British Legion (RBL) Portugal Branch is proud to be associated with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Portugal.

We are extremely grateful to the Algarve Resident newspaper for selecting the RBL as one of the beneficiaries of the fundraising events taking place.

HM Queen Elizabeth is the Patron of the RBL, which is the UK’s leading Armed Forces charity and is one of the largest charity membership organisations.

Members get together through the network of branches, groups and clubs all over the country and overseas to participate in social, fundraising and welfare activities.  

More than 10% of the UK and its expat population are eligible for RBL assistance.  The RBL is currently spending £1.4 million per week assisting the service and ex service community and their families.  

Due to recent conflicts, the RBL has never been in such demand and every penny raised is needed.  

The RBLs strength is in its membership, currently 360,000 members worldwide and 370 members in Portugal and Madeira.  Membership is open to everyone.

If you have an interest in the objectives of the Legion and want to help and support those who have served and their families, come and join us. We welcome men and women of all ages, whether they have served in the Armed Forces or not.  

Legion membership ensures that remembrance is kept alive and that the sacrifices our brave Service personnel have made are never forgotten.  

It also ensures that the ex-Service community have a voice and that their concerns are brought to the public eye and to the government of the day.  

In Portugal, we actively provide financial, social and emotional care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces – past and present and their families.

The Legion is also the national Custodian of Remembrance and safeguards the Military Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces and is best known for the annual Poppy Appeal and its emblem, the red poppy.

Founded in 1921, the Legion is not just about those who fought in the two World Wars of the last century, but also about those involved in the many conflicts since 1945 and those still fighting for the freedom we enjoy today.

Visit www.britishlegion.org.uk for details of our initiatives.  

The Portugal Branch of The Royal British Legion does not have a headquarters or a club as such, however, the local groups meet from time to time in their various regions.

For more information please visit our website at www.britishlegion.org.uk/branches/portugal or on our new Facebook page “Rbl Portugal Branch”. If you would like to join The Royal British Legion please contact Mrs Barbara Briggs on 282 084 438 or [email protected]

Desmond Briggs, BEM Chairman Royal British Legion – Portugal Branch

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